Academies and free schools

Fact checks focused on academies and maintained schools

2 August 2018

Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?

English grammar schools received around £700 less state funding per pupil than other state schools in 2016/17.

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Are grammar schools facing a crisis of funding?
6 February 2018

Spending on schools in England

Real-terms per pupil funding for schools stayed at roughly the same level from 2010/11 to 2015/16, and fell after that. Since 2017/18 it has flattened out.

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Spending on schools in England
26 May 2017

Academies and maintained schools: what do we know?

A look at the evidence on how academies perform compared to local authority schools.

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Academies and maintained schools: what do we know?
24 February 2017

Most, but not all, free schools help meet demand for school places

In areas that already have enough places, free schools haven’t been running long enough to say whether they push standards up or down.

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Most, but not all, free schools help meet demand for school places
4 October 2016

How do selective school ratings compare?

A greater proportion of grammar schools are rated “outstanding” or “good” by Ofsted than the proportion of all UK state schools rated in these top two categories.

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How do selective school ratings compare?
20 April 2016

EU immigration, housing and schools: Prime Minister's Questions, factchecked

We've factchecked claims from Prime Minister's Questions on academies, school spending, EU immigration and housing in London.

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EU immigration, housing and schools: Prime Minister's Questions, factchecked
18 March 2016

17 March's BBC Question Time, factchecked

We've checked the panel's claims on disability benefits, government borrowing, childhood obesity, and academies.

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17 March's BBC Question Time, factchecked
16 March 2016

Jobs, pollution, and academies: Prime Minister's Questions, factchecked

We've factchecked claims from Prime Minister's Questions on employment figures, pollution, renewable energy, gun crime, and academies.

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Jobs, pollution, and academies: Prime Minister's Questions, factchecked
28 April 2015

Clash of the manifestos: the running of academies

Academies, including free schools, are directly accountable to the Secretary of State for Education, while all other state-funded schools are accountable to local authorities.

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Clash of the manifestos: the running of academies

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